Asian Imports

 
Zenbu
  $75.00
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Katsuya Terada, Terada, Katsuya, Very Fine in Near Fine slipcase (very tight, clean and unread), Tokyo, 1999, 4063300838, 8.75 inches, 7.75 inches, 300 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, Japanese

Terada has worked in illustration, manga, movies, and character design. This two inch-thick paperback collects well over 300 of his drawings, illustrations...

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Shunya Yamashita, Yamashita, Shunya, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Japan, 2008, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.4 inches, 128 pages, color, softcover, wraps, Japanese

Yamashita is a video game character designer & illustrator in the mold of Hyung-tze Kim and Hakua Ugetsu but Yamashita's art is softer and cuter. He is...

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Vision: Kurtz & Friends
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Very Fine, Bob Kurtz, Kurtz, Bob, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1980, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 84 pages, Over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

"Special Issue on the Work of Kurtz & Friends." Kurtz commercial animation company created the ubiquitous Chevron Oil dinosaur spots of the seventies...

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Ultrajump Megamix Vol. 1
  $20.00
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Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Japan, Shueisha, 2003, 1st, 9784087827804, 8.3 inches, 5.75 inches, 212 pages, black & white with 4 pages in color, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

Featuring story and illustrated works by Oh! Great (Tenjho Tenge), Masahiko Nakahira, Takahal Matsumoto, Shirow Miwa, Sumihey, and Wang-Pac, and boasting a...

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Tokyo Sweet Gwendoline
  $50.00
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Hajime Sorayama, Rockin' Jelly Bean, Katsuya Terada, Sorayama, Rockin' Jelly Bean, Katsuya Terada, Hajime, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Editions Treville, Tokyo, 20, 1st, 14.5 inches, 10.25 inches, 72 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

A large format book full of big, in your face artworks by Hajime Sorayama, Rockin' Jelly Bean and Katsuya Terada! Text in English and Japanese. From the...

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Toi8 Art Works
  $50.00
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Toi8, Toi8, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Japan, Media Factory, 2009, 1st, 9784840127356, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 104 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Toi8 (born October 8, 1976) is a Japanese artist who was most known for working on anime like .hack//The Movie and video games like Tokyo Mirage Sessions...

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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Near Fine obi band, Japan, Shogakukan, 2003, 1st, 9784092902749, 8.3 inches, 6 inches, 390 pages, black & white with 34 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, English

A pristine copy. Out of print. This Is Animation - Visual Archive of Dora the Movie "Nobita and the Windmasters" 332 pages reproduce the entire...

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Fish Wang, Fish Wang, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine/Very Fine, Woo Woo, Taiwan, 2015, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 148 pages, color, Softcover, wraps

148 pages of comics by Taiwanese comics artist Fish Wang. Five stories. The text is all in Chinese, so I don't know what is going on. But the art is very...

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The Eyes of Bayonetta
  $75.00
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Near Fine, Enterbrain, Japan, 2010, 978-4047266131, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 224 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A Japanese art book featuring designs for the video game: Characters, Angels, Demons, Weapons, Accessories, Environments.

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Adam Warren, Warren, Adam, Very Fine, Milwaukie, Dark Horse Comics, 1996, 1st, 978-1569711729, 10 inches, 6.5 inches, 117 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

A beautiful first printing of this out of print graphic novel from 1996. From the publisher: The Dirty Pair have fought hard to maintain a reputation...

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The Art of Steamboy
  $400.00
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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Kodansha, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 10.7 inches, 11.9 inches, 272 pages, over 500 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards

A collection of artwork from the production of Steamboy, Katsuhiro Otomo's 2004 animated film, his second major anime release, following Akira.  Ten...

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The Art of Posuka Demizu
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Posuka Demizu, Demizu, Posuka, Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2017, 9784756248763, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The long-awaited debut collection of illustrations by Posuka Demizu, the up-and-coming manga artist Posuka Demizu is a rising star...

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Yoji Shinkawa, Shinkawa, Yoji, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (previous owner's name lined out in black marker on the top edge otherwise Fine), Tokyo, Konami / Softbank, 2002, 1st, 978-4775300657, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 180 pages, over 500 color illustrations, softcover, wraps

Over 500 color and black & white illustrations by Yoji Shinkawa. Contents: Official Illustrations, Part 1 Concept Illustrations, Part 1...

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Near Fine (mild wear to the ends of the spine, light shelfwear, flat, tight, clean), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2006, 2nd, 8.75 inches, 11 inches, 244 pages, 550 color illustrations, softcover, French wraps

This is the beautiful full-color catalogue for the largest exhibition of Disney animation artwork in history. Held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo,...

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The Art of Daxiong Collection
  $45.00
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Fine/Fine, Daxiong Guo, Guo, Daxiong, Flag Studios, 2012, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

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Near Fine (light shelf wear, very flat, tight, bright, clean), Movic, Japan, 2007, 4961524355686, 8.25 inches, 11.7 inches, 4 x 144 pages, 4 x 72 full-page black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

Gainax Studios' mecha anime television series Gurren Lagann. Four 144-page A4 size books each with 72 full-page black & white illustrations printed...

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Takashi Murakami, Murakami, Takashi, Near Fine (upper tip of the cover and first few pages bent, otherwise Fine, very flat, tight, clean)), Tokyo, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, 2008, 1st, 9784939148262, 10.5 inches, 8.25 inches, 88 pages, over 80 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, French

A retrospective catalog of 82 prints by Murakami produced by Kaikai Kiki Gallery. Text in both English and Japanese. From the publisher: Discover a...

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Takamichi Art Works
  $75.00
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Takamichi, Takamichi, Fine in Fine dustjacket in Fine obi band, Japan, Movic, 2002, 1st, 9784896015683, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 128 pages, 78 full-page color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

The first book devoted to Takamichi, the cover artist of the manga Comic LO ("LO" stands for "lolita only"), with 78 cover pieces by Takamichi reproduced as...

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Tactics Ogre Art Works
  $75.00
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Tiny bump to each of the lower corners otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket with Very Fine obi band, Japan, Square Enix, 2011, 2nd, 9784757532182, 12 inches, 8.7 inches, 232 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

A full color hardcover art book devoted to the video game series Tactics Ogre. Sections: Tarot images, character illustrations, class images, character...

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Near Fine/Near Fine, Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Oblagon, 2001, 1st thus, 4048533886, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

This precursor to the recent Sentury II (2011) covers Mead's career up through 2001 in these six areas: industrial design, entertainment design, motion...

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Sushio The Idol
  $45.00
Sushio (Toshio Ishizaki), Sushio (Toshio Ishizaki), Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Japan, Pie, 2019, 1st, 9784756249289, 10.2 inches, 8.5 inches, 306 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

The famous GAINAX/Studio Trigger artist's first art book!!! This book features Sushio's color illustrations, separated into three sections: Animation...


Steamboy Adventure Book
  $40.00
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Fine, Japan, Kodansha, 2004, 1st, 9784063645859, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, over 700 color and 40 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, Japanese

A complete story digest of Katsuhiro Otomo's animated feature Steamboy. Illustrated with lots of screen shots and design sketches. Frames, model sheets,...

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Space Ship EE
  $35.00
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Aya Takano, Takano, Aya, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Kaikai Kiki, 2002, 1st, 9784939148064, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 184 pages, black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

The first graphic novel by Aya Takano, a Japanese pop imagery artist who is part of the Superflat movement and a member of Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki...

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Sentinel II
  $295.00
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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Tokyo, Kodansha, 1987, 1st, 4062034522, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 116 pages, color, softcover, wraps, English Japanese

An incredible copy of this slightly revised and updated reprinting of the original Sentinel - the very first retrospective of this visionary designer and...

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Salmon
  $30.00
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JaeKwang Park, Park, JaeKwang, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Seoul, Superani, 2015, 12.2 inches, 9.25 inches, 40 pages, black & white with 2 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial cloth, Korean

This book includes the 22-page comic story and 14 pages of the original pencil pages. Salmon is a graphic novel by award-winning comic artist JaeKwang...

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Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear), DigiCube, Japan, 1999, 9784925075541, 11.625 inches, 8.5 inches, 304 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

A giant art book dedicated to Squaresoft's PlayStation 1999 role-playing game. It opens with a 24-page gallery of color character portraits, then dives into...


Range Murata, Murata, Range, Fine in a Fine slipcase, Wanimagazine, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 200 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

A superbly printed collection of color illustrations by artist/illustrator Range Murata. Over half the book (120 pages) is devoted to full-page color...

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Pupshaw And Pushpaw
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Jim Woodring, Woodring, Jim, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Tokyo, Presspop Gallery Publishing, 2004, 1st, 978-4990081294, 6 inches, 8.5 inches, 36 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

Published by Presspop Gallery in Tokyo: "We have been producing carefully designed and sculpted art toys since the year 2000, working with craftsmen and...

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Range Murata, Murata, Range, Very Fine in Very Fine folder, PSE, Japan, 2001, 1st, 7.25 inches, 5 inches, color

10 exclusive glossy color postcards in a folder.

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Gary Baseman, Baseman, Gary, Inscribed and dated 2007 by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine (light shelfwear), Taipei, 2005, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.1 inches, 80 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

With a wonderful full-page, 8x10 drawing in Sharpie signed by the artist and dated 2007. A special edition of the Taiwanese design & lifestyle...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, PIE International, 2014, 1st, 9784756244475, Softcover, wraps, English, Japanese

Otomo Katsuhiro is one of the most respected and influential Japanese artists/storytellers in the history of modern comics. He has also worked extensively...

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Oxide 2X
  $90.00
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Hyung-tae Kim, Kim, Hyung-tae, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Enterbrain, 2005, 9784757720954, 4757720955, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 176 pages, color, hardcover, boards, English Japanese

This is a Japanese book on the Korean artist Kim Hyung-Tae. This book includes art for the video games Magnacarta, Magnacarta, the Phantom of Avalanche, The...

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Hyung-tae Kim, Kim, Hyung-tae, Near Fine (light wear, very clean, bright, tight), Korea, 2004, 12 inches, 8.5 inches, 116 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards

This is the rare & out-of-print Korean art book "Oxide 2 Carta Numinous" by Kim Hyung-Tae. The art in this book is all for the video game Magna Carta...

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Koji Morimoto, Morimoto, Koji, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine obi band, Naomichi Doi, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 264 pages, color, softcover, wraps

A pristine copy of this phonebook-sized collection of artwork by Japanese animator, designer & director Koji Morimoto. Concludes with a Curriculum Vitae...

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Koji Morimoto, Morimoto, Koji, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Naomichi Doi, Tokyo, 2004, 2nd 2009, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 264 pages, color, softcover, wraps

A phonebook-sized collection of artwork by Japanese animator, designer & director Koji Morimoto. Concludes with a Curriculum Vitae and a conversation...

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Fine/Fine, Yoshitomo Nara, Nara, Yoshitomo, Little More, 2001, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.4 inches, 144 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, Dutch

The original Japanese edition published by Little More, July 2001. Cardstock stiff covers with rounded corners. Contains page after page of colour drawings,...

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Yasushi Nirasawa, A presentation copy inscribed and with a drawing by Nirasawa in silver ink to a famous American comic book creator., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with Near Fine bellyband (light shelf wear, tight, flat), Nirasawa, Yasushi, Hobby Japan, 1998, 2nd, Japanese

An incredible association copy of Nirasawa's third art book. A presentation copy inscribed by Nirasawa in silver ink to comic book creator Mike...

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Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, Fine in Very Good dustjacket (vellum dustjacket chipped, book is sharp, tight, flat), Tokyo, Hobby Japan, 1998, 1st, 978-4894251908, 12 inches, 8.75 inches, approx. 200 pages, over 200 color photographs, Hardcover, pictorial boards

From the Introduction: This is a collection of three dimensional modeling works by an illustrator and modeler, Yasushi Nirasawa, who continues creative...

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Moshino's Works for Girl Studio
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Katsura Moshino, Moshino, Katsura, Fine, Tokyo, E.T. Co. Ltd., 1998, 2nd, 9784309902807, 11.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps

With a strong reference to early 1960s Afro-American soul illustration, Moshino crashes into the twenty-first century with his challenging and brilliant...

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Delicatessen, Akiko Kawamura, Nico, Toko Ohmori, Tatsuya Oka, Hiroyuki Takeno, Kayano Wada, et al, Delicatessen, Akiko Kawamura, Nico, Toko Ohmori, Tatsuya Oka, Hiroyuki Takeno, Kayano Wada, et al, Very Fine, Modena, Italy, HappyBooks, 2005, 2nd, 9788886416597, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

This is Delicatessen's second collection of cutting-edge Japanese fashion illustration. Eighteen artists with widely-divergent styles are represented by...

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Ilya Kuvshinov, Kuvshinov, Ilya, Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2017, 9784756248756, 9.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The first collection of works by the Japan-based Russian illustrator, Ilya Kuvshinov Ilya Kuvshinov is a Russian illustrator with...

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Fine, 2005, 1st, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A "Garage Kit Photograph Collection" with great close-up photographs of figure kits and sculpts. 99% of the figures are females in the anime/manga style....

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NF (light shelfwear), 2005, 1st, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A "Garage Kit Photograph Collection" with great close-up photographs of figure kits and sculpts. 95% of the figures are females in the anime/manga style....

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Miss Jisu Original Drawing
  $300.00
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Jisu Kim, Signed and dated by the artist, Fine, Kim, Jisu, 2019, 12 inches, 9 inches, English

A wonderfully detailed drawing rendered in Ink, White Marker, and Ink Wash on heavy drawing paper. Jisu Kim majored in Comic Art and since 2012 has been...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with obi band (light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Tokyo, Asahi Sonorama, 1984, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 106 pages, 63 color and 47 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, Japanese

With a full page original ink drawing signed by the artist on blank backside of the first page. From 1984, Amano's first collection. Works in acrylic,...

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Mary Blair Schedule Book 2010
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Mary Blair, Blair, Mary, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Tokyo, 2010, 7.625 inches, 5.875 inches, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

Published for the Mary Blair museum exhibition in Tokyo in 2010. This full-color, hardbound day planner is illustrated throughout with Mary Blair's concept...

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Very Fine in Very Fine obi band, Studio Trigger, Japan, 2013, 1st, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 112 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, Japanese

Little Witch Academia Collector's Edition includes a Blu-ray of the 26-minute Anime Mirai short, a never-before-seen 66-minute making-of video, an original...

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Like A Balance Life
  $450.00
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Range Murata, Very Fine in a Near Fine box (mild crease to the top of the box lid), Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 1997, 1st, wraps, Japanese

Range Murata's first professionally published collection of artwork. This is the full-size first edition published in 1997. (It was reprinted in a half-size...

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